Alexis Fishman: Der Gelbe Stern

Music, Cabaret and standards
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Australian-born Alexis Fishman caught a lot of people's ears when she won the Next Broadway Sensation competition at last year's New York Musical Theatre Festival. Now she returns to NYMF to explore Jewish history in a cabaret musical set in Weimar Berlin.


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I wonder if TimeOut New York knew Alexis Fishman's history of racism before they promoted her musical. For almost a year, she took on an offensive caricature of Asian Americans which included, but was not limited to, mocking accents and other stale stereotypes. See article

She created a public Facebook page and specifically took on the persona to accrue a following. Asian Americans are a part of the Broadway community too, and allowing Fishman to represent this genre sends a strong message that New York theatre is an ethnically closed door. Hopefully, TimeOut will not support such "artists" and the message they send.